Edited Highlights: big icecreams, snowboarding and bucking broncos

During the past few days I have been googling and stumbling upon things for Spider Boy to do in the school holidays. There is so much choice, with price tags ranging from free to ridiculous. Thankfully, there is a lot of free and affordable fun to be had around town.

But before I post about school holiday fun, I can’t move forward until I look back, so here’s just a few Edited Highlights from the past few weeks.

In my most recent post, I wrote about my visit to the wonderful Hungarian bakery Kurtosh House. While I was fuelling up Eastern European style, my son was doing this…

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So how did I get the photos, you may ask, if I was eating baked goods a couple of kilometres away? I took them before I left the scene, secure in the knowledge that this is what he would be doing for the next hour. This “bucking bronco” at a birthday party Spider Boy attended at Kidsportz, may have looked like a giant guinea pig, but that certainly didn’t deter any wannabe cowboys.

There was the outing to Darling Harbour where Spider Boy and I caught up with some family. A Sunday here is a plethora of food options, colour and fun. The children’s playground is busy with lots of big structures to climb on, slide down and swing across, and for the cost of a gold coin or two, you can ride the carousel.

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And it’s not all running and jumping and spinning with the kids, there’s plenty of pleasant strolling opportunities with great perspectives of the city bathed in the burnished gold of late afternoon sun.

There was our stumbling upon Sydney’s Winter Festival last Saturday. The pop-up “Winter Garden” outside St.Mary’s Cathedral is a stone’s throw from Spider Boy’s swimming lesson, so naturally when you step out of the pool, you can jump onto a snowboard, or if you’re taller than 140cm (which SB is not) ride in a giant Lindt Ball.

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City outings are all very well, but sometimes you just want to climb a tree in your local park…

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…just as much fun for a spider boy. Cost: free. Relaxing in a tree in the late afternoon sun? Priceless.

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And so the sun sets on another Edited Highlights.

Until next time, enjoy the little things.

6 thoughts on “Edited Highlights: big icecreams, snowboarding and bucking broncos

  1. My Mom looks at my cell phone while I comment and she likes your handsome tree climbing and bronco riding “Spider Boy.”
    Your son in the winter exhibition setting was really looking like he belonged there with his blue shirt and sun goggles 🙂

    • I know, a happy wardrobe coincidence for Spider Boy 🙂 Yes, he does like to try all the tree-climbing, bronco-riding type things! That’s nice your mum commented 🙂

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